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Thursday 1st November

‘We must find a way to stop teachers leaving’

It should be relatively straightforward to identify periods when a larger number of secondary teachers are going to be needed to teach growing numbers of secondary pupils. After all, we can see the increase in primary pupil numbers several years in a...

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Wednesday 10th October

Recruiting Rachael(s)

Roughly 10% of my teaching staff are called Rachael (or Rachel).  I’m not sure how that happened, and I didn’t appoint them all myself, but it’s a mildly diverting statistic nonetheless.  As a recruitment strategy it would be ridiculous to su...

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Tuesday 28th August

Fears skills test delays will deepen recruitment crisis

Teacher training providers are warning that the system risks losing hundreds of teachers because students have been unable to take a skills test they need to start training. Students need to complete the skills test before they can begin initial teac...

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Tuesday 31st July

Recruiting a Headteacher – new guidance from the Department for Education

This guide, written in partnership with the National Governance Association, highlights the importance of professional recruitment practice in recruiting and selecting headteachers and identifies good practice emphasises the need for fairness and tra...

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Tuesday 17th April

Fixing the Madness of the May Transfer Window

Welcome to recruitment silly season! It is the time of year when everyone wanting to move schools has to do so quickly, because resigning after the end of May means there’s no further option for change in 2018, and where headteachers crumble after ...

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Monday 9th April

Recruitment Crisis Means Teaching Without Teachers ‘Will Become a Necessity’

England’s teacher recruitment crisis will result in computers teaching children and teachers becoming ‘pastoral carers’, an ed-tech consultant has said in Tes The prediction comes after Tes research revealed that the country will require an add...

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‘Teacher recruitment and retention must be a priority for new education secretary Damian Hinds’
Thursday 11th January

‘Teacher recruitment and retention must be a priority for new education secretary Damian Hinds’

It’s likely Damian Hinds will focus on flagship Conservative reforms – but these can only happen if there are teachers and leaders in schools to implement them, writes EPI director Natalie Perera Judging by the reaction on Twitter, Justine Gr...

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Friday 5th January

‘Alarming’ new stats show teacher recruitment down by a third

‘Disastrous’ new figures reveal that the number of applicants for teacher training is down by 6,510 on the previous year Teacher recruitment numbers are down by a third compared with a year ago, according to “alarming” new dat...

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Teacher Recruitment Toughest in Science, Maths and Geography, Research Suggests
Tuesday 19th December

Teacher Recruitment Toughest in Science, Maths and Geography, Research Suggests

Schools in the South West find it easiest to recruit teachers, while schools in Inner London are increasingly struggling to fill vacancies Secondary schools are finding it hardest to hire teachers in core EBacc subjects, with the exception of English...

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How to start the New Year on the right foot: a guide for teachers
Tuesday 20th December

How to start the New Year on the right foot: a guide for teachers

As we’re gearing up to the long-awaited and well-deserved Christmas holidays, the thought of tasks piling up on our desks upon our return in 2017 can be a looming thought. On top of that, teachers also have to make sure they come back to school wit...

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